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frank828
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012, 4:31pm
Subject: Anyone with experience with Curtis GSG-3 grinder?
 

Hey, just wondering if anyone has used one and if you had any thoughts about it.

I really need a drip grinder and i have an opportunity to purchase one for 100 bucks.  

Worth it or better to just use the money on something like a ditting later on?

Here's a link of the info about it on the curtis site.   Click Here (www.wilburcurtis.com)
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:47am
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(I don't have particular experience with the Curtis GSG-3 grinder but I had one that was similar made by Bunn.  Not too many adjustments to be made but for drip it was ok. The issue is these grinders are monster sized so mine resided in the basement which meant I didn't get to use it that often. The quality of the grind was ok. You could grind 5lbs of coffee in 30 seconds. I gave it away to one of my friends. I think one of the baratza drip grinders for about the same price would suit you just as well.

You could get one of these for $129.

(Click Here (www.chriscoffee.com))
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:31pm
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If your goal is for grinding on demand for the Brazen, I'm not sure how well that will single dose. Even with the LPG, which is designed for portion-controlled (timed) grinding, I have to keep at least three or four days of beans in the hopper to avoid serious popcorning. If you're checking it out, I'd advise pre-measuring a couple of single pot doses of beans and seeing how well it handles single-dosing. If it'll do 5 lbs in 30 seconds, adjusting a timer for a single pot would be a challenge.
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:47pm
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i went a slight bit more extreme...picked up Russel's Mahlkonig Kenia.  :D

haha
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012, 1:06pm
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Russell is just an enabler.
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012, 1:17pm
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he sure is.  hahah

i wonder when he'll be done with that new bezzera strega??  :P
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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012, 1:25pm
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espressonewb1 Said:

You could get one of these for $129.

(Click Here (www.chriscoffee.com))

Posted October 9, 2012 link

btw i have owned one of these before but returned it because i was disappointed with the grind consistency.  im thinking i was just expecting too much coming from a virtuoso with preciso burrs.
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Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012, 7:01am
Subject: Re: Anyone with experience with Curtis GSG-3 grinder?
 

Just to bring this back to the OPs question, yes I have that grinder at work. It is really designed for bulk work but it works OK for drip etc. it is OVERKILL but then ... why not.

It won't do espresso but it is a very long lasting commercial grinder able to be consistent in grind. If you find one at a good price, it will do the job. For a home, I would not go out of my way to get one. IT IS HUGE for a home.

 
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